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some encouraging news in the battles against obesity and alzheimer's. the fda provided new diet drug and tools for early alzheimer's intervention. plus, the headaches continue as crews rushed to repair a broken water main. a breakthrough, a few inches of -- a breakthrough of a few inches of type causes massive repercussions. it ruptured yesterday afternoon just as the evening rush-hour got underway. like street will be closed for the next three weeks and east redwood street was also closed today. this is torn up pavement that continued to attack the patience of motorists around the heart of downtown baltimore. serious ripple effect for surrounding businesses. sheldon dutes leads 14 covered
with more on the financial fallout and details on how long it will take to get the area back to normal. >> we know it will take three weeks to repair the broken water main lines, but no telling how long it will take downtown businesses to officially bounceback from yesterday's water main break. it is too early to tell how big a financial hit will be for a lot of these businesses, but they have not come received too many complaints so far. -- have not received too many complaints so far. monica's hair salon is just around the corner from this construction site and she is already feeling the impact of the broken water main. >> i am waiting for 4:30 client and they are stuck in traffic. >> drivers have been forced to take alternate routes, creating gridlock traffic patterns in some parts of downtown.
>> normally it is fine, but this is ridiculous. >> it is a pain. >> officials say the water main that broke at the corner of light and lombard street was built in the late 1880. >> as an older eastern seaboard city, that is one of the things that we have to deal with on a regular basis. >> the department of public works things it will take about three weeks to replace the broken pipes and another aging one in the area. above-ground pipes are providing water to nearby businesses. seven businesses were impacted by the break, but so far the downtown business partnerships have not received too many complaints. monica worries about her clients. >> they are running late and we are trying to fit everybody in, knowing we are dealing with the
situation. >> monica is grateful that she has running water and is trying to remain positive through the road closures. >> hurry and get it fixed. >> alive look at the construction site here on like street as crews worked to replace the broken water pipe that broke yesterday afternoon. downtown business officials are urging folks to still come downtown, it is still open for business. they are encouraging folks to use public transportation or find alternate routes. sheldon dutes -- sheldon dutes, wbal-tv 11 news. >> just another reminder of the challenge of repairing and replacing an aging water system, and is expensive. jayne miller has that part of the story. >> in southwest baltimore today, the 54-inch of water transmission line that is under repair was unearthed, revealing
the trouble the city is trying to stay ahead of. there is always the potential of a disastrous water main break. >> basically the pipe is deteriorating rapidly. the whole project is replacing these three sections of pipe. yesterday a 20-inch water main broke at a key intersection. it was disruptive, but by no means unusual. cracking pipes are problems nationwide. a report published this year on the nation's aging infrastructure estimates of a trillion dollars will be required to update the country's drinking water system grew 2035. >> there is not likely to be a giant federal solution for the problem. what it comes down to is water rates. as we begin to reinvest in the
systems, it is likely that water rates will rise over time, and significantly in some places. >> baltimore water customers just started paying higher rates again this year. replace the project is under way. the city has been replacing about 5 miles of pipe dick -- this year. this year it hopes to pick up the pace and replace 20 miles of pipe. experts say nationwide we pay about $3.75 on average for thousand gallons of water we use, relatively cheap, considering how much would depend on the water supply. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can share your pictures and videos. our continuing coverage of the downtown water main break continues on our website. it can find more pictures plus a list of road closures on
wbaltv.com. >> anyone traveling in eastern baltimore county this afternoon likely saw smoke billowing from a plant in essex. the black river wastewater treatment -- treatment plant was on fire. one firefighter had to be transferred to bayview for heat exhaustion. investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire. >> the search for a missing voter in harford county. investigators say he was swimming on the bush river with a friend sunday evening when he was swept away by the current. the friend was rescued by nearby residents. the murder over baltimore teenager is prompting community leaders to address what they are calling a double by s. homophobia in the black community. kerry cavanaugh is live with the latest.
>> the guardian angels held a vigil here tonight or bowman and other gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered victims of crime. friends and family say he had a wide support network. -- a wide network of friends. he was wearing women's clothing when he was shot. witnesses said the gunman pulled a weapon, took aim at bowman for no apparent reason. those close to him believe his cross dressing may have provoked the attack. >> it is so are running because african-americans were slaves not too long ago. we were a victim of this prejudice, and we still are today. so to be a victim and to victimize another group of
people is ridiculous. >> tonight please tell us they have not charged anyone with bowman's murder nor have they decided whether to classify it as a hate crime. some residents in howard county say a certain street sun has an expensive connotation. the sign in question sits here in the streets on columbia called coon hunt court. has created such a disturbance, has been stolen numerous times over the years. one homeowner said that move is important. >> people might say it is just a word, but the way it is expressed toward black people, it hurts me. i know my father and grandfather, what they went through. i try to explain to my kids about that. >> all the homeowners gave their unanimous support to the name
change. final approval on the name change is expected in september. today governor martin o'malley says he believes there is a strong opportunity to resolve the issue of expanded gaming sooner than later. at issue is whether the tax on slot machine revenue should be lower. some house members have resisted the idea because lawmakers voted to raise the income tax on residents making more than $100,000 a year. the governors calling for a special session to push for a new casino in prince george's county and allow for the table games. sergeant james dixon was a member of the monfort marines on the first african-americans in the u.s. marine corps. today he brought his congressional gold medal back to the baltimore city police department to celebrate with his fellow officers and friends. >> i wanted to say something for
all you guys, for the city of baltimore and the united states of america. [applause] >> pixar been james dickson served in the baltimore city police department in 1954-1987. the congressional gold medal is the highest civilian award that the government bestows. he bills himself as the world's youngest escape artist, but he did not win over the judges this time. the 26-year-old has loads of talent and is clearly going places. will it be to the finals? we certainly hope so. senator often performs on friday and saturday night. dropping some unwanted pounds make it easier. and new drug is coming to the marketplace. a minor slip in a hospital
ranking has some taking notice of american institution. details on your chance to grab some authentic olympic gear. >> another hot day today but we have relief in the forecast. here's a look outside. still in the 90's in downtown baltimore. the weather is next. [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway:
pill are originally -- which will now be known as qsymia. patients taking it for one year lost an average of between 6 and 9% of their body weight in two different studies. a big development on the alzheimer's front tonight. word from the international conference in canada suggests changes in how someone walks may predict the onset of the devastating disease. >> in cockeysville, it is no great shock to paul murphy that gait changes may signal cognitive decline. >> it is the motor skills. the brain is just not telling the other parts of the body what it needs to do and when. >> john has suffered three balls since march. -- joan has suffered.
>> they are failing in ways they do not normally fail. >> now i realize i cannot do what i used to do. i also realize i do have alzheimer's. >> new research suggests that changes in walking, and speed, rhythm, or cadence maybe notice before changes in cognition and they believe the new science may offer a new tool for earlier intervention. >> it isn't easy indicator that says to somebody, let me watch you what -- it is an easy indicator. else there's something going on. >> it may be hard to detect, but it is suggested that if you notice it, contact a specialist. it is clear no matter how she
gets around, she has a lot in the world she still wants to see. >> i will hang in there and do as much as i can, as long as i can. >> 86,000 people in maryland are living with alzheimer's disease. an estimated 100,000 are expected to be living with it by 2025. johns hopkins is losing its no. 1 ranking. it suggested no. 2 among america's best hospitals, falling just behind massachusetts general in boston. hopkins said held the no. 1 position for 21 years. hospital officials are disappointed but said they will continue to work to be the very best. >> that is to provide the world's most cutting edge research, educational innovations, and the finest patient care available. that is not changed today. it is the same as it was the
week before and the year before. >> the rankings are based on hospital performance. massachusetts general beat out hawkins because of its number of national and ranked special bid programs, according to the report. >> there is a chance you could walk away with a piece of olympic memorabilia. a limited edition olympic topic -- hockey stick has been created. there that form on line that you need to be used to enter the drawing. -- there is a form on line. >> they are very stylish. >> it will take another day. we will be in the upper 90's to mark. whenever you make a big change
in the temperatures, a lot of time you get some bumpy weather and thunderstorms. about all that. by this weekend, you will be smiling. here is a look at high temperatures around the region today. 100 degrees again this afternoon. extending all the way from here back into the midwest, it was 103 in st. louis and 99 in chicago. 93 degrees in downtown baltimore at 11:00 at night. the dewpoints have come down a little bit from last night. that have settled back into the lower end of the 60's. this cold front has across
portions of southern canada and back into the new england states. it will not come racing through here and break the heat, it will take a couple of days to do it. you can see that thunderstorms lined up along that boundary right now. we will be in that zone by the evening hours tomorrow. we do not expect any thunderstorm activity. during the day tomorrow, the front gets a little closer and will drift into the northern part of pennsylvania. another line of thunderstorms will develop along that front and some of those could be strong or severe. the storm prediction senator thinks the best chance for severe weather is north of us, and pennsylvania and new jersey.
eventually they will make it into maryland. we will watch for the possibility of some bumpy weather at that time. during the day tomorrow, just hazy sunshine for the most part and another hot day. between 95-100 with another chance for thunderstorms late in the afternoon and during the evening. sunrise at 5:55. the southwest wind, waves that 1 foot and a water temperatures in the mid-80's. as we head into the weekend, things are going to change. the jet stream will take a little bit down to the south, and that is always good news for us. you will notice the difference as we go into the weekend. some of the computer models linder the rain into friday.
we could certainly use the rain. over the weekend, the humidity is going down, sunshine, highs and only in the mid-80's. something to look forward to, for sure. >> adam jones walking like an all start out of the twin cities tonight. we'll check next, coming up in sports. is anight's jackpot estimated $28 million. you must match these five white balls plus a gold megaball.
>> the orioles have lost 16 of 23 games. the rotation is a mess and the offense has stalled, but somehow they are tied for second in the american league east. time to figure it out is running short. last place, minn., trying to even up the series. a wild pitch and he will take a run anyway he can get it. the orioles take a 1-0 lead. making the first part of the year -- first start of the year,
takes care of josh willingham. he could not get out of the fifth inning. he would have the lead at one point thanks to adam jones. a three-run shot, the 21st of the season. the orioles have not won a game he has pitched since mid-june. that is a stretch of 10 consecutive games before tonight. we are in the bottom of the seventh and is 6-4. the sex abuse scandal reduce scandal at penn state has already seen jerry sandusky convicted. is the punishment enough? the n.c.a.a. has officially not weighed in. there were at least 10 victims
with more to come. the n.c.a.a. presidents ounce eager to have his say. >> i don't want to take anything off the table. the fact is this is completely different than a scandal like happened that smu or eating else we have dealt with. this is as systemic a cultural problem as it is football. some have said it was not a football scandal. well, it was more than a football scandal. >> in state responded from the current universe the president. the n.c.a.a. has indicated they would like me to respond as quickly as possible. we will do so over the course of the next few days and get that response back as soon as possible and will then engage in discussion with the n.c.a.a.. >> jeremy lin went from anonymous to the most google person in the world.
it is the kind of story for which a pr person would never even now dream. he will leave the knicks and sign with the houston rockets. salary cap issues seem to be the problem. a record with the number of -- maybe we can learn a little more about the orioles aaa team. riptide should r.i.p. the four- wheeler. however, it would not then start. it was a tough night.
>> the heat is almost over. >> and a couple of days it will be gone. a front will come through tomorrow night and thursday with some showers and thunderstorms. some of those could be strong. then it will be smooth sailing into the weekend. overnight lows in the 60's. that is pretty good. i would appreciate if you could keep it just like that for training camp. that starts next wednesday. that starts next wednesday. >> that is all for 11 new set
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